Take it from Voltaire
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
I told someone I see on a semi-regular basis today how much I appreciate her efforts.
I got the blank stare.
And then it dawned on her – Oh! It’s a compliment! This isn’t being followed up by a request!
Actually, a huge freakin’ grin.
She was still grinning when I got on the elevator.
Today’s experiment – tell someone how much you appreciate them – even if it’s something you consider to be their ‘job’.
So what happened?